I know that moths don’t bite, sting, buzz, but their simply presence in the house gives you the creeps, especially if you see their wriggling larvae into your cereals or your favorite cashmere blouse chewed by moths. This requires an A.S.A.P. moth repellent to get rid of these fluttering pests from your home before they chew all your clothes or invade your pantry.
Get rid of pantry moths
1. The first step in stopping a moth infestation is getting out the trash bags. Throw out any potentially contaminated food and get it out of the house.
2. The next thing is to vacuum everything in the kitchen: cupboards, baseboards, walls, everything, and then throw out the vacuum bag right away as it may contain eggs.
3. After vacuuming the entire kitchen, start wiping every cupboard and drawer in the kitchen with equal quantities of vinegar and water.
Get rid of clothes moths
1. Wash all items of clothing that have been affected on a high temperature. Alternatively, put them in the freezer for a few days to kill any eggs. Clean all cupboards and wardrobes with a vinegar and water solution. (Be careful here when cleaning antiques.)
2. Vacuum regularly to remove any eggs or debris that might be on/in the carpet.
3. You can make your own natural repellent that will also smell lovely in your wardrobe. Place dried rosemary, thyme, cloves, lavender or bay leaves into a small cloth bag and hang them in your wardrobe and place them in your drawers.
Homemade Moth Repellent
- Sachet bag
- Cedar chips
- dried rosemary
- cedar essential oil or lavender essential oil
- Place cedar shavings, lavender, and rosemary in a sachet bag.
- Add 4 -5 drops of essential oils to the shavings.
- Close sachet bag and secure with a knot.
Place these sachets on the hanger or around the wardrobe. Of course, you can use these sachets also for pantry moths.